Since 2016, a site wide mental health awareness initiative at our South West Western Australian operations has aimed to raise awareness, encourage discussion and provide tools and referral options for employees.
Iluka has partnered with local Dardanup farmer, Peter Milton, and mental health awareness organisation Black Dog Ride. A steer called Winston was sponsored and taken as a mascot to various events, to increase awareness and raise funds to support mental health organisations such as Lifeline.
These industry-leading innovations resulted in Iluka Resources being named Winner of the “Systems and People” category at the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Awards for Excellence ceremony.
The award recognises an innovative approach to raising awareness of mental health issues within the workforce, resources industry and wider community.